Project Lakewell on Lake Lansing

May 7, 2011 – Calling all non-motorized boats to the water – Project Lakewell Leads International Invasion of Lake Lansing…


Join the Launch – Add your boat to the flotilla – join our 24’ – 26’ & 34 foot canoes.

That’s right – we are launching 3 canoes that collectively are 84 feet long to kick off our Spring Season of Fur Trade Encampment Programs. (This is the preview before we begin our programs for Mid-Michigan Elementary Schools the following week). Adults & Kids Are Welcome – The event is Free !!!


NEWSFLASH… The Windsor Essex County Canoe Club from Windsor Ontario will join us with their 34’ Montreal Canoe. The Windsor Essex Club has been in existence for over 30 years. Devoted to the health and clean up of the Detroit River, the club is involved with efforts to preserve current and future access points for paddlers. Also an advocate for safe paddle sport practices, we are honored to have them join us as we paddle across Pine Lake (Lake Lansing)  Their info is:   &

Event Date: May 7, 2011
Time: 1:30 Shuttle from Lake Lansing Park South – 1621 Pike Street (off Marsh Rd.) Haslett, MI 48840 to shuttle to North Park Boat Launch.  Launch Time: 2pm from North Park Boat Launch – 6260 E Lake Dr. Haslett, MI 48840
Please arrive to South Park at 1:30pmTo shuttle to North Park Boat Launch
This will also be the debut of our renovated 24’ French Bateau.
Please RSVP to, or, or Phone 517.202.0812
Many thanks to those of you who have responded letting us know you will be coming and requesting a seat in one of the Project Lakewell boats. We still need paddlers who will bring their own boats and provide an escort across Lake Lansing. Also, some of you lucky “maybe I’ll show up folks” can still get a berth in “Gabby” or “Squatek” – (our 24’ French Bateau) – but you have to show up and be on time.
Fellowship Potluck Following… Remember to bring a dish to pass after we finish the paddle. We will decamp to the Lake Lansing Park South – Lakeview Pavillion and celebrate our successful journey and welcome spring. To make this event as green as possible – bring your own china and silver. In other words, we prefer NO paper or plastic – Miigwech! Thank You
Event Organizer:
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Windsor Essex County Canoe Club Website:

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Friends of This Event:
Event Host Email & Phone: 
Robin Barfoot, & Pat Harrington, Phone us if you need to at 517.202.0812
Mike Smith Crew Chief:
Mike Kiefer Bateau Builder:

Please RSVP to, or, or Phone 517.202.0812

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